I used to be a big fan of basketball. One of the things I remember is that every now and then, some good player would go through a period of time during the season when he wasn't playing well. Maybe the problem would be he couldn't hit free throws, or maybe his overall shooting percentage went down.
Well, I'm having one of those, both as a reader and as a writer. I just don't have any drive to do either one, really. I blame it on the end of the semester, when the deluge of things to be graded by the end of the term overwhelms me. But this particular slump has been going on for a long enough time that it can't all be due to my workload. It distresses me a little, because to be a writer, a person has to write -- and I'm just not doing it lately.